Akshay Kumar is in the mood for intense and dramatic roles
and will be seen as a Sikh guy trapped in the patriarchal family
system in "Patiala House". He says he accepted the
offer as it was completely opposite to his real life story and
also because he is keen to change his funny guy image.
"It was a conscious decision to do a serious role because
it's been three years since I've done something like this. The
last was 'Namastey London'. I've been away from it for quite
sometime now and was concentrating on comedy. So I thought of
changing focus and doing something serious," Akshay told
IANS in an interview.
"While playing the character, I felt that I'm playing
what real people go through in life, what circumstances they
face. I'm not playing just a role, it is a culmination of the
lives of common people out there," added the 43-year-old.
Akshay showed his funny side in his first hit comedy "Hera
Pheri", but his comedies like "Action Replayy"
and "Tees Maar Khan" bombed at the box office.
Set in London, "Patiala House" sees Akshay Kumar's
character Gattu trapped between his dreams and his father's
aspirations for him.
The film has been directed by Nikhil Advani and co-produced
by Bhushan Kumar, Mukesh Talreja, Krishan Kumar and Akshay along
with his wife Twinkle Khanna.
Akshay says what attracted him to the role was that his life
story was completely opposite to his character in the movie.